Wet October lifts Thurmond, Hartwell and Russell lakes from drought

...elevation was 659 feet.Wicke said the flood-storage stage involves releasing water through generators at J. Strom Thurmond Dam upstream from Augusta to conserve energy and return to normal pool. He said the corps planned to release 15,000 cubic...

Corps warns of rising water below Thurmond Dam

...higher river velocity downstream of Thurmond Dam. High water is also a possibility...high and outside our control below Thurmond Dam," Col. Marvin Griffin, the...control water flow. The river below Thurmond Dam could prove more difficult, the...

Thurmond Lake enters drought status despite wet August

...limits the discharge rate from Thurmond Dam. Under the existing drought plan, the corps limits outflow from Thurmond Dam to 4,200 cubic feet per second...the Savannah River downstream of Thurmond Dam.Corps officials said Level 1...

Hot weather, high water at Thurmond Lake attracting big crowds

...campgrounds, day-use areas and the visitor center at Thurmond Dam were up 25 percent compared with 2014, said recreation...is projected to fall up to three feet by September.Thurmond Dam's hydropower generators ? which are designed to supply...

Heavy rainfall caused partial roof collapse at Thurmond Lake Visitor Center; closed for repairs

...five inches of rain fell at the center located near Thurmond Dam in McCormick County, said Billy Birdwell, spokesman...dependent on more rainfall. The facility overlooks Thurmond Dam and is the only visitor center for the lake.Thurmond...

Phinizy Center for Water Sciences studying impact of Savannah River water flow through its insects and fish

...findings to determine appropriate water releases from Thurmond Dam during droughts to protect the river's ecology.Oscar...the day, the goal is to always have water coming from Thurmond Dam. Everybody loses if water isn't coming from the dam...

Rants & Raves

...and it was extremely disruptive. Learn consideration for others and this was also a huge safety issue. I ABSOLUTELY AGREE. It is Clarks Hill Lake. Not Clark, Clarks with an "s". You can have Thurmond Dam, but it's Clarks Hill lake.

Rants & Raves

Comments from readers: IT IS CLARKS Hill Lake. I will give you Thurmond Dam, but it will always be Clarks Hill Lake. THE POLICE OFFICER in Texas was doing his job. I support him 100 percent. IF YOU WANT...

Upcoming calendar

...reservations suggested; (706) 823-0440 ext. 4, augustacanal.comBEST DAM RIDE: 7 a.m. Sunday, April 19, J. Strom Thurmond Dam and Lake, Clarks Hill, S.C.; family-friendly event featuring options of 29-, 62- and 100-mile routes on...

Thurmond Lake drought restrictions end after five months of reduced outflows

...entered the first level of drought conditions on Sept. 22 when it dropped 4 feet below full summer pool. Releases from Thurmond Dam were restricted to no more than 4,200 cubic feet per second.Once a drought restriction is in place, Thurmond and...